GERING, Neb. The Oregon Trail Roadhouse is under new management.
Previous Owner Chad Leeling sold this establishment to new Co-Owners Darin and Teresa Spurgeon.
Leeling states, “Running to bar was just a little overwhelming. People don’t realize how much work actually goes into a bar. I’m also at a time in my life where I want a family and a relationship. There is no way to do that when you are working all the time.”
The Spurgeon’s have ran the kitchen since August and did a turnaround with the restaurant.
The Spurgeon’s wanted to protect their investment, move forward with new ideas and keep their connections with their clients while meeting new ones.
“We’ve gotten use to our regulars that are here all the time,” said Teresa. “I want to keep formatting that connection with our clients. I really enjoy being one on one with the clients here.”
The Spurgeon’s will have live music every weekend, teach dance classes and provide pool, darts, karaoke and poker.
They have bands filled every weekend until June.
“It used to be the place to be and it’s gone through some troubled times,” said Darin. “We want to try to get it back to the place of old and have this be everybody’s stomping ground.”
They also provide food including 16oz ribeyes steak dinner, ten types of burgers, 17 varieties of wings, appetizers including buffalo chicken poppers, chicken fried steak, salads and pulled pork.
Oregon Trail Roadhouse will be open seven days a week from 10:00am to 1:00am with the kitchen closing at 10:00pm.
They are looking to hire servers and bartenders.
The official grand opening will be on Saturday, February 1st.
They open at 10:00am but the grand opening starts at 5:00pm.
It will be for the Battle of the Bands.
Leeling also states, “I am happy to see them take on this venture. We are still going to work together to bring in big acts and I’m willing to help them anyway I can. I think they are going to do big things.”